MACON, Ga. -- Taking antibiotics during the summer months can increase the risk for sunburns.
Pharmacist Sarah Haddock said antibiotics like Cipro or Macrobid for infections can cause extreme sunburns after someone is exposed to sunlight.
"The molecule in the medication works with the cells in your skin," Haddock said. "When the UV light comes in contact with your skin for some reason it activates that medication that makes the skin more sensitive to the sun that's causing a sunburn."
The medicine bottles have warning labels on them, but not many notice.